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December 28, 2013

Sound Off

It’s a right

To the caller “Gun violence”: I hate to be the one to tell you, but owning and possessing a firearm is a constitutional right. So you want to change the Constitution, which is older than both of us combined, and one of the best written documents in the world? When are you people going to realize that guns don’t kill people, people kill people. The legal gun owners are not the problem. Through the black market, guns will always be available for the wrong people that want them. So with your idea, none of us law abiding citizens would be allowed to have a firearm, but the wrong ones will now have an open invitation to bust into your home, knowing you’re not armed. If you prefer not to carry or own a weapon, then that is your right and I respect that — and I also hope you are never confronted with the above situation. But please, respect my rights the same as I do yours. Don’t try to take away my weapon, which I prefer to carry to defend myself and my family. That is a right that belongs to me, and you have no right to tramp on it.

Criminals

Do you really think that all the criminals will turn in their weapons? At least legitimate weapon carriers will be able to defend themselves, their families and their homes. I wish I had one.

Blaming UPS

Listen to all those nitwits yelling and screaming at UPS for not getting their packages to them in time for Christmas. Last time I looked, Christmas has always, and I do mean “always”, fallen on Dec. 25. Did these folks think it would be delayed because they were too lazy or dumb to order their presents in a timely fashion so not even a blizzard could delay the on-time delivery? It’s always somebody else’s fault.

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